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Your Major: Marketing/Comm BS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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So, what do B.S. Marketing & Communications majors do in sustainable energy?  Here are some examples from past listings (2014 - 2015).  While you cannot apply for these specific jobs, they show you types of jobs you could get and should be looking for.

Article written by Joey Griggs, University of Rochester; updated in 2015 by Gabrielle Scullard, University of Rochester

 

 

 
icon solar.jpg Online Community Specialist, SolarCity. The online community specialist will help oversee and execute on the customer care aspect of the company’s social media campaigns and be its primary customer care representative in online communities. This position requires 1 year of customer care experience for a consumer-focused organization, excellent customer service skills, an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the range of social media platforms, and good technical understanding of online tools.

SolarCity:

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Industry: Solar

icon wildcard.jpg Marketing Communications, Pacific Northwest National Lab. This position provides a full range of communications and event planning support and serves as an interface for the division office, and professionally interacts with all levels of PNNL staff, collaborators and visitors, including fielding questions, answering or redirecting inquiries as appropriate. The position requires strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, a customer service orientation in their interactions with others, and the ability to identify and address potential problems/areas in a manner consistent with continuous improvement.

Pacific Northwest National Lab:

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Industry: National Lab

icon utility.jpg Marketing Assistant, Xcel Energy. The marketing assistant is responsible for implementing education and outreach strategies and operational processes required to deliver products to market through Xcel Energy sales, direct marketing and vendor channels. Requirements include proven written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in the use of computer applications (Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Salesforce.com); marketing experience is preferred.

 

Xcel Energy:

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Industry: Utility/Power Provider

icon consulting.jpg Marketing Coordinator, ICF International. This role is important in raising brand awareness, generating quality leads, refining the digital engagement strategy, assisting in the creation and communications of marketing toolkits for internal partners, and supporting “test and learn” initiatives for performance management goals. This position requires experience in a professional office environment, with preference given to those with experience with administration, logistics and database management, high level of comfort with technical tasks and software systems (i.e. webinars, SharePoint, databases), and prior experience in a marketing environment.

ICF International:

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Industry: Consulting

icon efficiency.jpg Field Marketing Specialist, Honeywell. Successful candidate will be able to think holistically and react quickly to execute marketing campaigns to trade partners and consumers via traditional, direct response and online channels, while ensuring that tactics stay aligned with the brand strategy at all times. The position requires a minimum of 2 years working in Marketing, Advertising or Communications and prefers experience working in B2B & B2C channels, reporting campaign performance through data-driven analysis, and working within a matrix business environment.

 

Honeywell:

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Industry: Grid/Efficiency/Carbon Management

icon solar.jpg Marketing Campaign Associate, SMA Solar. The individual will execute the marketing strategies and tactics developed by the Campaign Managers and work with internal and external stakeholders to drive campaigns from inception to completion. The position requires 1-2 years of marketing or communications experience with emphasis working in a team environment and prefers agency experience or experience in renewable energy or technology field.

SMA Solar:

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Industry: Solar

icon wind.jpg Communications Coordinator Intern, EDP Horizon. The Communications Coordinator will assist in the planning and implementation of EDP Renewables’ Annual Meeting and will also assist in the planning and implementation of other internal company events, as well as serve as a contributing writer for the company’s internal magazine and intranet site. The position requires 1–2 years of event planning, communications, or public relations experience.

EDP Horizon:

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Industry: Wind

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Marketing Associate, Schletter.  You will plan tradeshows/events, seek and evaluate potential exhibit space, review options for maximizing brand impact at shows, negotiate with various event vendors, oversee the planning and inventory of promotional items, assist with e-mail and advertising creation and deployment around each event, assists in the creation of brochures, instruction manuals and training documents, assist in writing monthly newsletters, maintain company literature, work with sales and engineering department to improve existing documents, and maintain understanding of changing communication techniques and assist in developing new communication strategies with marketing team. This position requires a Bachelor's degree in marketing, English, journalism, technical writing or a related field, basic working knowledge of Adobe Design Suite and Microsoft Office, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Schletter:

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Industry: Solar

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Marketing Assistant, California Green Designs. California Green Designs is seeking a Marketing Assistant whose primary responsibilities will be to assist marketing campaigns and provide some administrative support to the other employees of the business. He/she will fulfill this role by: coordinating and/or assisting in all marketing activities including researching, writing, and editing content; generating press releases and web content; seeking advertising opportunities; and assisting other employees with tasks.

California Green Designs:

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Industry: Solar

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Social Media Intern, Green Automotive Alliance. Green Automotive Alliance is looking for a good researcher, a great writer, and someone that knows a bit about social media and has a passion for the green movement to help us with web content, updating our blog, and leveraging Facebook and Twitter much more. We run Earthgarage.com, which helps drivers make their cars greener using products and services that are available today. It's the easy way to find, review and share available-right-now products and services to increase your fuel economy, reduce your carbon footprint and save money. This position is unpaid, but the perfect way to get involved with a start-up.

Green Automotive Alliance:

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Industry: Transportation

 

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Program Manager, Drive Oregon. Drive Oregon, a nonprofit public-private partnership with diverse membership from across the range of companies and organizations involved in electrifying the transportation system is looking for a Program Manager to help to grow Oregon’s electric vehicle industry. The Program Manager is a professional for communications, programs, and member recruitment.

Drive Oregon:

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Industry: EV/Storage

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Marketing Specialist, EnerNOC. The Marketing Specialist will lead marketing initiatives that inform marketing decisions, identify and assess demand response opportunities, and enable EnerNOC to compete effectively in multiple rapidly evolving markets. Requires a proven ability to research and quantify market opportunities as it will be key to expanding our competitive reach, while experience executing marketing strategies will enable the specialist to subsequently saturate and grow the markets you penetrate.

EnerNOC:

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Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

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Solar Marketing Associate, Suntech Power. The Marketing Associate, based in the San Francisco headquarters, will have the opportunity to learn, grow, participate in strategy development, work with colleagues globally, and take responsibility for important projects that will drive retail and large project (utility scale) sales in North America.Specific responsibilities will include: creating marketing presentations and materials for the North America sales teams, including web-based and printed collateral, videos and interactive web elements; helping to manage and contributing to customer co-marketing programs; leading generation, management and tracking; trade show planning and support; and online properties including newsletters, email blasts and web sites.

Suntech Power:

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Industry: Solar

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Sales Executive, Opower. The Sales Executive will initiate, develop and secure relationships with utility customers for the delivery of Opower’s core analytics, reporting, and behavioral insight products. The candidate will serve both as “hunter” and “consultative sales professional” at the same time, structure and propose detailed multi-year business relationships, and meet and exceed sales goals to help Opower reach its goals while being rewarded for your efforts.

Opower:

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Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

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Marketing Intern, California Center for Sustainable Energy. The intern will work closely with CCSE’s marketing department staff on a variety of projects and tasks such as: preparation of press releases, media memos and scripts, writing talking points and pitches; distribution to appropriate media vehicles before established deadlines, tracking media and advertising placements; providing research data for public relations planning and strategizing including internet searches; participation in logistical operations of events planning and coordination; participation in brainstorming meetings related to PR planning and initiatives; as well as administrative assistance to the department. The intern may contribute to future editions of the Energy Connections newsletter, energy-related CCSE reports and CCSE's news service. Coverage of press events including reporting and photography to incorporate into marketing materials or press releases is also expected.

EnerNOC:

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Industry: Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency

 

 

 

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Student Next Steps

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